Why Exhibit ... the reasons are too many to ignore
Conceived as a show to support the growing Indian Retail market, APPAREL SOURCING WEEK, scheduled to be held on 15-16 March 2019 at ITC Gardenia, Bengaluru is the firstever global sourcing platform in India for the Indian retail market.
1. Credible Organisers :
This unique concept has been conceptualised and presented by Apparel Resources, the
publishers of the widely read and respected magazines: Apparel Online and StitchWorld. With
presence in India, Bangladesh and Vietnam, Apparel Resources is taking the lead in tapping the
vibrancy of Asia as a manufacturing and prospective market destination.
2. Growing fashion market :
Sized at US $ 45 billion and projected to reach US $ 115 billion by 2026, Indian retail is driven by a strength of 1.2 billion people with an average age of 29, having the purchasing power to make the country the fourth largest economy and a potential market for manufacturing nations.
Limited capacity of Indian manufacturers in terms of volume production is a constraint that has propelled international sourcing, by both Indian and international retailers/brands. The potential of local Indian retailers/brands, international retailers/brands and the growing digital platform for fashion, together create a dynamic market that is yet to realise its potential.
3. Opportunities to meet local retailers :
According to a Retail Market Survey, there are more than 250 retailers/brands in the country that have over 100 stores and another 200 retailers/brands that have more than 30 stores.
4. E-commerce is an opportunity :
Besides the brick & mortar stores, there are numerous online fashion retailers that are looking to source for their in-house labels and brands that they manage. There are also opportunities to sell own brands/labels through supplier programs…get to know about all these new avenues of growth.
5. Interact with sourcing teams :
India is the home to many buying houses that work with international wholesalers and importers catering to a large number of small retailers in the west. Meet these potential buyers as the search for new vendors.
6. Tap International brands :
Besides the Indian retailers/brands, meet retail giants like H&M and Walmart that have already started sourcing directly to cater to the Indian consumers. Also meet buying teams from global retailers with regional offices in India.
7. Targeted seminars :
Apparel Sourcing Week 2019 will not only provide an opportunity to the exhibitors to showcase their company’s products and manufacturing capabilities but also will give them access to six detailed discussions/seminars on ‘Why's & How’s of India’.
According to a retail market Survey by Apparel Resources, there are more than 250 retailers/brands in the country that over 100 and another 200 retailers/brands that have more
than 30 stores.
8. Invite only networking dinner :
Scheduled on the first night, this exclusive opportunity will provide a platform to meet perspective business partners in an informal and relaxed environment. The team of ASW will make sure that the right set of people meet!